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Help Save Galveston Wilderness
We’re asking one million people to donate $10 to protect the Galveston Island ecosystem and #BeOneInAMillion!
Book Your Kayak Adventures
Enjoy a guided and interpretive Eco-Art Kayak Adventure, paddling to places of natural significance on Galveston Bay.
Open Workdays at the Coastal Heritage Preserve
Join us at the Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve for Open Workdays. We host these volunteer days on Thursdays & Saturdays monthly. Typical tasks performed are site-based landscaping at one of several educational or public sites on the preserve along with minor maintenance at these sites. Help us restore these wetlands & coastal prairies to their natural beauty and enjoy spending time in this exclusive natural area of Galveston.
Open Workdays Calendar
Jan. 19th & 21st Feb. 16th & 25th March 9th & 11th
April 6th & 8th May 20th & 25th June 15th & 17th
July 13th & 15th Aug. 10th & 19th Sept. 14th & 23rd
Visit Sylvia the Silvertip Shark
We are hosting one of the sculptures from the traveling Washed Ashore art show at the Edward & Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory! This is a traveling show that travels nationwide that is visiting until March 2023. There are a total of 21 sculptures visiting 19 locations throughout Galveston, TX. You can even win prizes from the Galveston Park Board of Trustees for visiting them all!
To see a map of all the locations or learn more about winning prizes, visit http://www.visitgalveston.com/washed-ashore.
To learn more about the Edward & Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory, click the button below!
Register for Sea Citizen Orientation
Artist Boat is currently recruiting passionate individuals who will volunteer to assist in maintaining the Coastal Heritage Preserve, educating the public, hosting outreach events and booths, hosting fundraising events, or helping out around the office.
Sea Citizens are a regular force of specialized volunteers at the Artist Boat Headquarters & on the Coastal Heritage Preserve. Most Sea Citizens will have specific jobs and/or tasks that they oversee either weekly, monthly, or on another regular schedule as needed. The average Sea Citizen volunteers for 4-8 hours per month.
Your Health and Safety
Artist Boat has always had safety at the forefront of our guided-interpretive tours, and our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Artist Boat is committed to following the recommendations from recognized health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).